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Dave Cieslewicz

Hizzoner argues his approach to Madison’s flood threat covers the “complexity” of the causes and solutions to flooding; a Catholic remains faithful through “poor leadership” of Bishop Morlino, who recently died. Read more

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Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

Because of the Supreme Court’s recent decision on partisan gerrymandering, the issue is dead in our federal courts. But it can still be adjudicated in state courts. Read more

Citizen Dave

The governor passed on a huge opportunity. Wisconsin’s chance to get fair legislative maps is now more than a decade away. Read more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Three former Madison alders have filed a complaint against school board president Gloria Reyes, charging that she should have recused herself from the vote on school resource officers. Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

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David Michael Miller

One house can hold up the whole process and two GOP senators have already said they oppose the budget passed by the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The new three-year contract was amended to allow the district to drop an officer in one school after the 2019-2020 school year. It also calls for quarterly reviews of arrests and citations. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Wisconsin’s roads are a mess and the state badly needs to invest in public transit. But first it needs to find a way to raise tax revenue. A messy work-around concocted by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee might just do the trick. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Iain McLennan Duffus

Wisconsin’s Driftless Region offers some of the best trout fishing in the country, thanks to decades of conservation practices promoted here. It’s boosted the rural economy in places like Viroqua. But global warming remains a threat. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 9 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald began undercutting Tony Evers before the governor even took office. Read more

Opinion 4 Comments

When we write off student debt it means that other taxpayers have to pay for the poor judgment of those who got themselves into this predicament. Read more

Citizen Dave 29 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The city’s four golf courses lost about $800,000 last year. Mayor Rhodes-Conway is pulling together a task force to study all options. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

The latest audit shows an organization that is being incompetently managed, if managed at all. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin taxpayers are on the hook for about $4.5 billion if you count the local subsidies as well. Foxconn’s Gou should have traveled to Madison to meet Gov. Evers, not the other way around. It was important symbolism and common good manners. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

We need to keep our eyes on the prize and that prize is a new president in January 2021. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

A small but vocal minority wants to remove police officers from Madison high schools. Read more

Opinion 28 Comments

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David Michael Miller

According to the latest poll, 70 percent of Wisconsin residents want the state to take federal money to expand Medicaid eligibility. But the Assembly speaker is going to “lead” in a different direction. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Foxconn is purchasing a building on the Capitol Square to make it easier for disgruntled taxpayers to show their outrage over the state’s botched deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more

Citizen Dave 7 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The decision to fight the race on a culture war issue certainly did fire up the liberal Dane County base but that was more than compensated for by the conservative counter-reaction it seemed to provoke in the rest of the state. Read more

Citizen Dave

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Enough people were ready for a change and all Satya Rhodes-Conway had to do was prove herself able to do the job. She did that easily, able to tout three terms on the council, and her work with the Mayors Innovation Project. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Madison is in much deeper debt today than it was eight years ago when Dave Cieslewicz left the mayor’s office. Mayor Paul Soglin and challenger Satya Rhodes-Conway give their take on the city’s debt situation. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Jason Tish

Built in 1915, the Churchill Building was Madison’s first “skyscraper.” The building had an enormous influence on how Madison developed. Now the state wants to tear the building down for the most ironic of uses — a history museum. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 8 Comments

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Duke Welter, outreach coordinator of the Driftless Area Restoration Effort: “The impacts of floods are very different in places where we’ve restored the flood plain.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Luke Zahm, owner of the Driftless Café in Viroqua: “Trout fishing opens the door for people to come here.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Bill Baldon: “Fly fishing allows a deeper connection with the environment.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Kriss Marion buys some vegetables from vendor and supporter Jenny Bonde of Hollandale at the Mineral Point Farmers Market.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    A natural extrovert, Marion enjoys chatting with people at farmers’ markets, parades and rural fundraisers.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Landmark (right), with business partner Anna Thomas Bates at their Paoli shop: “I’m confident that I’m the only campaign manager in the country who makes cheese one day a week.”